This is the best way I've ever seen to teach someone evolution

This is the best way I've ever seen to teach someone evolution

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Comment by robert Oglesby on May 10, 2011 at 11:20pm
Well at first Joseph Wisne sounded smart. then you threw in that tad bit of ignorance. Americans... I think if i'm correct it would be religious(catholic/Christians severely get pissed if you mention evolution) people because i'm american and they definitely say a million times in any grade level including collage that evolution is what drives every creature that is to survive... including humans if you where american... you'd have to be insane to deny evolution.. that's how much it's emphasized.
Comment by William C. Walker on May 11, 2011 at 5:05pm
All of those people who do not believe in evolution should be required to attend a dog show. Also a brief talk on the FACT that all these breeds are descended from wolves.  OK. I know this isn't going to happen, but the idea is 'a grabber'.
Comment by Clarissa Price on May 15, 2011 at 2:27pm
Frankly I think it's hilarious when people say that evolution isn't real. And frankly i think they're just ignorant.
Comment by BoB on May 16, 2011 at 12:26am

i agree microevelution exists. Finches proved that.

You forgot something though. In order for this picture to work you had to include every word and every micro colour change. If you can show me every single step of microevolution and put them in a line as such above I will believe your theory.

Comment by IEatDinosaurMeat on May 16, 2011 at 7:39pm
Comment by Kirsten on May 30, 2011 at 3:09pm
This is a great thing to start showing to kids - the younger the better. The idea of something taking thousands and thousands and millions of years is really, really hard to grasp on a practical level. Especially when most of us are between the years of 10 and 18 when we start getting taught about the precepts of science. We can barely think of being 30 at that point! Our education starts off with the big and works it's way down, and with science that can be an issue. Science is about the small. Especially with evolution. If you can get kids to think of it that way I bet it will make a whole heck of a lot more sense to them. And maybe more science teachers who love both kids AND science. I got lucky. I know lots of kids who didn't.

Also, for those who say most people CAN'T understand this: that's a total falsehood. Look at all the people just on this site, coming out as atheists or agnostics at 30 or 40. Children are always more susceptible to social pressure and tradition (they're more likely to depend on someone else for food and shelter, less likely to be able to move to get their own space and perspective). It's positive exposure that seems to be the biggest factor in how readily we believe in any given idea.

In fact, I wonder how many people who believe in evolution really understand it. Knowing WHY you believe in anything is a great thing to think about. Arrogance is the biggest enemy of wisdom. So let's try to not be too arrogant.
Comment by BoB on June 2, 2011 at 3:00pm
Ieatdinosaurmeat...ya that didn't answer my protest in any way. That video basically gives us the colours of red, maroon, purple and blue. Noticable changes that refute the point of the picture. How do we know that the word 'completely' is directly connected to the word 'reading'? It could just be a totally different colour with similarities to another. Like humans have skin that sunburns. So do pigs. Does that make us part pig?
Comment by BoB on June 2, 2011 at 3:00pm
Regardless you still didn't show me every step of the evolution
Comment by Cleetus VonArbuckle on June 6, 2011 at 11:41am
@Bob The reason that explanations like this exist is because some people are unable to think logically and need very simplified explanations.  I don't think is it meant to be an exact model of biological evolution.  Christians say the beauty of the sky is proof of a magic man in the
sky.  Biological and geological evidence is expansive, detailed,
repeatable, and profound. There are vastly different requirements of proof.  What is your exact requirement of proof, and if it were provided, would you accept it?
Comment by Cleetus VonArbuckle on June 7, 2011 at 8:58am
That seems way off the topic to make a point.  The rules that define the way Game of Life works are evolution of the fittest through natural selection, not 10 commandments of a man in the sky.  The "parameters" of the program are random chance.  This does not necessitate a creator.  I agree that evolution does not disprove creation but it also does not disprove land sharks.


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